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Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:52 PM

AUG. 18, 1925

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 82 years ago:

KKK Konklave at Bellevue next Saturday, Aug. 22

A state conclave of the Knights of the Ku-Klux-Klan will be held in Bellevue all day and evening, Saturday, Aug. 22, according to an official announcement made here today.

It is said that at least five brass bands will be in attendance and that the old fair grounds north of town have been secured as the meeting place; between 5,000 and 10,000 people are expected to be in attendance. It is stated that four or five special trains are bringing crowds from the west and southern part of the state.

At 2:30 and 8 p.m., there will be a formal program and speeches at the grounds by noted orators. There will be a band tournament with a big cash prize for the best band; and also cash prizes for best male quartet. It is stated a quartet from Norwalk will compete.

Hold funeral for Abbie Schneerer

The funeral services of Abbie Cahoon Schneerer, widow of the late Dr. F.W. Schneerer and mother of Dr. Karl, Dr. Frederick and Dr. Theodore Schneerer and Mrs. Mary Schneerer Parker were held at the home of her son, Dr. Karl E. Schneerer, of 6 Newton St., Sunday afternoon. The Rev. C.P. Barnes spoke most fittingly of Mrs. Schneerer's long life of material devotion to her family and her devout affiliation to the church and its societies.

Mrs. Schneerer was the youngest daughter of the late Benjamin and Emmaline Cahoon of Elyria, Ohio and last living member of their large family.

She and Dr. F.W. Schneerer were married Nov. 18, 1875 and Dr. Schneerer brought his bride to Norwalk where the year previous he had started to practice medicine. In the passing away of Mrs. Schneerer, Norwalk and its environs loses a woman who was revered and loved by a host of friends and relatives.

Civil War ranks in county thinned form about 6,000 to less than 100

Civil War veterans of the county will be honored guests at the county fair next month as has been the case for the last few years. The day selected and other details will be announced soon.

Huron County sent nearly 6,000 men to the Civil War. These regiments were mobilized in this county, and were composed chiefly of Huron County men: 55th, 101st and 123rd, all infantry outfits; and the Third Ohio cavalry. About 85 survivors of the Civil War live in Huron County. Of this number, 25 or so live in this city. The great age of these veterans can be realized when it is stated that a man who enlisted in the last year of the war at 18 years of age would be 79 now.

Night drivers take tumble to aroused sentiment

That something is going to transpire to abate the nuisance of speeding, noisy trucks through Norwalk at night is evident from the activity today of the authorities. It is said also that truck drivers have heard of the aroused public sentiment in Norwalk and declare they will reform their methods without the inflicting of any penalty by the authorities.

Townsend Avenue is on a downgrade from the east, and residents there inform the Reflector-Herald that trucks come into town from the east after midnight running 40 to 50 miles an hour and swing into Main Street at a speed that would wreck traffic in daylight. This coasting downgrade is fully as objectionable to the people as the open cut-outs. The sheriff's office is to co-operate with the city police, it is said, and there will either be speedy arrests or a sudden cessation of the nuisance, which is all the public demands, after all.

Dozen students to attend Athens from Huron County

Among those from Huron County who have been admitted to Ohio University at Athens so that they may begin their college work this coming September are: Paul Messenger, Kenneth Jacoby, Don Milton Seiler, New London; Winifred Kingsley, Lucille A. Lee, Delores L. Mook, Millie Creech, Bellevue; Blanche G. Lamm, Floyd Cole, Edgar T. Tucker, Charles E. Orr, Norwalk.

Accuses woman of kicking vessel containing liquor

Mrs. Rose Rutledge of Willard is in jail here on the charge of assault. Bond is fixed at $1,000. It is a peculiar case. Her husband, alleged to have been involved in the same affair as an innocent bystander at least was fined $200 and costs by Mayor Willoughby at Willard on the charge of having liquor. He paid.

Mrs. Rutledge, it is stated, kicked a vessel containing alleged liquor. During the affair, it is given out, an officer's thumb was nearly cut off by broken glass. J.R. Jones, a B&O detective, who was assisting the Willard city officers in making the arrest, was the man who was cut in the thumb. It was necessary for a surgeon to sew five stitches into the wound.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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